We are reviewing the Australian Road Rules (ARRs) to identify regulatory barriers preventing the safe and legal use of MMDs (motorised wheelchairs and mobility scooters) and PMDs (personal mobility devices).
Through the NTC’s consultation process for Barriers to the safe use of innovative vehicles and motorised mobility devices it was agreed that motorised mobility devices and innovative vehicles (personal mobility devices or PMDs) and their users are inherently different.
To address the key differences associated with MMDs and PMDs, the project has been separated into two and an independent analysis of each has been completed. These analyses are presented in separate papers to allow for a more efficient and effective progression of the policy development and legislative reform process.
Regulation impact statement
Timeline - Personal mobility devices
Timeline - Motorised mobility devices
Publication date 09 Jan 2019
Comments due 27 Feb 2019
The National Transport Commission (NTC) is investigating the barriers in the Australian Road Rules that prevent the safe and legal use of innovative vehicles and motorised mobility devices.
The NTC is seeking feedback on regulatory options that can provide a nationally-consistent approach to the safe and legal use of these devices.